Look for clean coffee bean aromas mingled with blueberry fruit and licorice. These and background savory notes are also reflected on the palate. The rush of forward fruit defines this wine but it is supported with lingering flavors as an aftertaste. Blackcurrants and red berry fruits emerge as each layer of complexity is revealed in the glass. A background of vanilla oak marries the components and completes the wine’s amazing structure and balance.
Seamless is a great descriptor as each component appears perfectly connected to the next. The reward though, is acknowledging the continual appearance of complex layer after complex layer. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot certainly isn’t new but we only choose to blend the components if, in fact, they result in a wine of superior quality and style than leaving them alone. Merlot, typically considered the “poor cousin” to Cabernet Sauvignon, has the effect here of emphasizing the high points of its partner, in addition to adding more flesh to the wine’s weight and texture. A wine for all seasons and certainly for all occasions.
Cabernet Sauvignon 51%
GOLD – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition • GOLD – Denver International Wine Competition • SILVER – San Francisco International Wine Competition • SILVER – Central Coast Wine Competition • SILVER – NY World Wine and Spirits Competition